CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel

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White seabass
photo courtesy HSWRI

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is soliciting nominations for the Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel (OREAP). The OREAP is a legislatively mandated advisory body that advises CDFW’s Director in establishing policy and direction, including the expenditure of fee revenue, for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program. The purpose of the program is to determine if hatchery-released Continue reading “CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel”

Upcoming Webinar to Introduce California Halibut Stock Assessment and Review Panel Findings

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California halibut
photo by M. Haggerty

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Ocean Science Trust invite interested members of the public, Tribes and Tribal communities, and stakeholders to an informational webinar about the California halibut stock assessment. The webinar will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, PST. Continue reading “Upcoming Webinar to Introduce California Halibut Stock Assessment and Review Panel Findings”

CDFW Questionnaire to Gather Grunion Hunter Knowledge

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California grunion spawning on a sandy Southern California beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to hear from California grunion hunters! A new questionnaire is available on the CDFW website to capture grunion hunters’ input. Your participation can help CDFW to better understand the recreational fishery. Continue reading “CDFW Questionnaire to Gather Grunion Hunter Knowledge”

New CDFW Marine Species Portal Provides Easy Access to Wide Variety of Information

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The Marine Species Portal home page
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Region is proud to announce the new Marine Species Portal! The new Portal replaces the temporary Marine Species Information web page and is another step towards making our website even more user friendly.

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Lights, Camera, Action! California Squid Fishery Takes the Spotlight on the Central Coast

The market squid fishery is busy at work on Monterey Bay. Market squid, also called calamari, are small invertebrates that periodically frequent shallower waters off the California coast. These slippery siblings of octopuses Continue reading “Lights, Camera, Action! California Squid Fishery Takes the Spotlight on the Central Coast”